Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Crafty girl ideas - Christmas edition

Boy - have I been MIA on this here old blog of mine - no good reasons other then life and the holidays.

Today I wanted to share the cutest set of ornaments ever to come to life. 

I used one clear plastic ornament that has to be snapped together - which are ideal for placing Items inside the ornament and easy to customize. 

I started off with tracing the ornament onto a piece of card board - that’s what they are both Based on...

Covered the base with scrapbook paper 
Then for this ornament I added some wood veneer trees and a sticker

Inked the edges of course placed snow in the center of the ornament then hot glued the clear dome over that. 

Added a doily to the back of the ornament and a another circle of scrapbook paper just to make it more festive. 

This second one started with a set of stamps and dies by Prima marketing - this is literally a piece together ornament - it took a little longer then I had planned or wanted to spend but it came out super cute. 

Started with the same card board base and scrapbook paper 
Then stamped and die cut some of the pieces 

Rolling snow covered hills - stamped and die cut 

Stamped and die cut the houses which are so small but so cute & actually they are the perfect size for this project. 

Finishing touches are some sparkly snow and some other stamped and die cut pieces and of course the Pom Pom fringe to hide the pop sides placement of the dome!  Cute tho’ wouldn’t you agree? 

Tag me if you try this or share some of the ones you’ve made

Happy Christmas crafting friends 

Saturday, November 17, 2018


A few years ago I was introduced to FRIENDSGIVING  by some friends of ours and it was a fun idea - sadly I’m no longer friends with those people...but I decided to keep it going with my other friends and because they are special to me I wanted to give the ladies a special gift - nothing over the top but something to say I thought of them 

So I decided to bake them some LOVe in the shape of chocolate chip cookies. But being crafty I decided to spruce it up a bit. First was making a special tag 

I made my own tags using this turkey stamp 

Added this to the back of the tags 

Then i trimmed the corners  

Added some white hash marks to the tags because details! 

Added a hole 

Strung up some jute and what started 

Out as an ordinary boring jar and made it look like something you could have bought in the store.

Cute right? 

Filled with yummy treats 

Here’s hoping they LOvE it. —- they DiD 

Have a beautiful weekend. 



Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween fun

Hey ya’ll hope your Halloween was fun 

I wanted to share photos of my kids using their treat bags we made the day before our trip to Disney 

You can’t tell but the girls have theirs on their shoulder. They all used them this night and again on Halloween night they - came in very useful and now we’ll have them forever. 

Sometimes it’s more personal and cheaper to take something simple and ordinary and make it your own with a little paint and elbow grease. 

Have a great weekend friends 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween Trick or Treat bags

Hey ya’ll wanted to share a fun craft you can do with your kids for Halloween. 

My kids are 18, 16, and 11 so we have gone through plenty of Halloween trick or treat bags - we started with the typical orange plastic pumpkin - the one that cuts into your hand when it’s full of candy. 

We tried the pillow case - which leaves kids disappointed when they don’t get the whole case filled because really that could weigh 50 pounds if filled 

We also had grandma make some which were cute but now, today for this Halloween, I made some more practical customized treat bags 

I started off with these blank canvas bags which could work to throw over your shoulder if the bag gets to heavy and for bigger kids they can hold it from the handle without it dragging on the floor 😁

I asked the kids what they wanted and I just drew the image on the front and had them paint them
(truthfully I did 2 because my kids are at school today but my daughter did paint hers) 

Choose your colors and paint brushes - these bags are nice and unwashed which helps with the paint going on and is forgiving - note: if you use a pencil like I did some of the colors of paint do not cover up the lines so definitely don’t use a sharpie unless it’s part of your design. 

Also, if you are using acrylic paint it will seep through the bag so be sure to add something inside the bag before starting to paint, such as a piece of card board. 

Once it’s done be sure to cover with an old towel or cloth and iron just to secure the paint if you want. You shouldn’t  have to wash these bags since the candy is mostly sealed - 
So you could just hang up for next year.!

Cute right? My old east painted in my penciled drawing 

And customizable to each child or friend. 

I’ll have more to share tomorrow after our fun filled evening we have planned - stay tuned. 

Happy Crafting friends


Friday, October 12, 2018

New Halloween to share

Hey ya’ll just wanted to pop In and share these super fun Halloween goodies I’ll be taking to my show in 2 weeks 

Can you handle it? The best part is they easily make a cute vignette for any room in your house 🎃

Stay tuned for more previews 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hey Welcome back

Well Hello

Thanks for being here even though I haven’t been. You know that thing called life - well it seems to always get in the way - 

Anyway today I wanted to share a fun new tutorial - at least new from me 

I’m calling this a mini accordion style album 

I made a step by step photo tutorial - with all the details attached! 

For this album I used the Metropolitan Girl paper kit by Carte Bella 

If you happen to make one tag me and let me see how yours came out if you need help send me a message 

Happy Scrapbooking friends. 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Scrapbooking 101 - easy to make

Most of you out there are seasoned scrapbookers but for those of you who may be intimidated by an entire 12 x 12 layout I’m here to help. 

I started Scrapbooking over 25 years ago in the usual  12 x 12 layout since then I have started making smaller scrapbooks that I have shared here and ask doing project life...but there are still certain occasions I love to throw down on a piece of paper and document. 

Ok so to start grab the photos you want to scrapbook - you can add however many photos you want but I like to keep simple and generally if they are large 4 x 6 photos I like to use an odd number like maybe 3 

I have been using my Prynt photo printer or Instagram camera photos for my layouts lately so I chose to use 2 photos for this layout 

I found this amazing pad of big die cuts by DCWV so that helped with my idea planning. Then I had to choose my paper 

These were the die cuts I chose to go with my 2 photos 

Now for choosing my paper 

Still not working - if I used the paper below the die cuts would blend in to much 

I think I found the paper I’m going to use. 

Now play around with your pieces and find a layout you like or looks good to you - don’t worry about will it make it into a magazine - this is for you - something for your kids and their kids to look back on. Stress free 

I really wanted to use that small block with the gold palm trees but I could t got it into the layout so it looked good to me so I pulled it out and didnt use it 

And here is the finished layout! I love it  

Have fun with it and enjoy it - try not to put to much pressure on yourself - make memories not headaches ( wink) 

Have fun crafting ya’ll! 


Friday, August 3, 2018


Welcome - today I wanted to share an easy tutorial for making the cutest unicorn ornaments out there... 

Cute, right? 

This is a step by step photo tutorial with all the details and supplies needed - let’s get started 

Paint paper mache ball any color you like 

Trace and cut out the ears and horn out of the papers as seen in the photos

Once you cut out the pieces the wars should set into each other - glue them down to one another then make a small 1/2 inch or smaller crease as shown in #2 then cut a small slit in the bottom fold as shown in #3 then glue with the glue gun as shown in #4 

Then glue your cone together - notice the small hole at the top - you’ll need that to pull the gold hanger thread thru 

Once your done with the come add the eyelashes - these very basic but super easy - I used sharpie and as shown in the last photo I made them In different sizes and it all looks cute.

Add the horn with hot glue - let it dry - Next step is to pull the hanger thru - I used a large eye needle and put the string thru and thread the needle thru the horn and wa-la - easy!  

Next cut small pieces of tule and place them between the horn and the ears with hot glue 

Almost done - now add the flowers - I went with one big one in the middle and smaller ones around the front - this covers up all the glue spots left after adding the horn and the ears - my flowers had small holes in the center and you can add puffy paint to the center or some small bling 

I wanted you to see the two different unicorns I made in the same colors and using the same basic materials - changed  the papers and the eyes but cute none the less. 

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like the tutorial - let me know if you make one so I can come by and check it out!